Our goal at the WCDP is to make the process of voting as easy as possible and accessible to everyone.
Here is some general information about voting in 2022. Some information applies to voting in 2023 and beyond as well. Do you have a question we didn't answer? Email us: [email protected]
Q: How do I check my voter registration status?
A: Check your voter registration at govotetn.gov
Q: How do I register to vote?
A: There are three ways to register. You can register online at govotetn.gov. You can complete a paper ballot and mail it to the Williams County Election Commission. Or you register in person at the Williamson County Election Commission, 405 Downs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37064. (615) 790-5711
Q: What is the last day to register?
A: July 5, 2022 is the last day to register to vote in order to participate in the August general election for County Offices and School Board positions. You must register to vote before October 11, 2022 in order participate in the November general election for State, Federal and some Municipal Offices.
Q: When does early voting start?
A: Early voting for the August County and School Board General Election runs from Friday July 15, 2022 through Saturday, July 30, 2022. Early Voting for the November State and Federal General Election runs from Wednesday, October 19, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022. Times vary by early voting location. All locations are closed on Sundays.
Q: Where can I early vote?
A: There are several early voting locations across the county. The times vary by location. Williamson County voters can cast their ballot at any location. Click here to find your most convenient early voting location..
Q: Who qualifies for an absentee ballot?
A: In Tennessee, absentee ballots require approved excuses. Excuses include age, illness, travel for the entire early voting and election day, attending college outside of your county, caring for a loved one, jury duty, etc. This year, individuals with underlying health conditions that make them more susceptible to contracting covid-19 may also apply. Requests do not require an absentee ballot. Click here to see the absentee ballot request form for a detailed list.
Q: How do I request an absentee ballot?
A: Click here to find an absentee request form here. Print and complete the form, then send it to the Williamson County Election Commission office. (1320 West Main Street Suite 140 Franklin, TN 37064)
Q: Is there a place I can drop off my ballot?
A: No. In Tennessee, an absentee ballot must be mailed. It can be delivered by USPS, UPS, or FedEx. If you send it via USPS, you must use two stamps to ensure delivery.
Q: How do I track my absentee ballot?
A: You can track your absentee ballot on GoVoteTN’s ballot tracker.
Q: What if my ballot isn’t received or I never mailed it in? Can I vote in person?
A: If you requested a ballot and it never made it back to the election commission, you cannot vote on the machines. However, you can request a provisional ballot at a polling place. Provisional ballots will be counted!
Q: When is election day?
A: The Primary Election for County Offices and School Board positions will be held May 3, 2022 and the General Election is August 4, 2022. The Primary Election for State and Federal Offices will be August 4, 2022 and the General Election is November 8, 2022. Residents of Fairview, Nolensville and Thompson's Station will also vote for Municipal Offices on the November ballot.
Q: Where do I vote on election day ?
A: In Williamson County, registered voters can vote at any polling center. Polls are open from 7 am - 7 pm. To find the most convenient voting center, check the list.
Q: What forms of ID do I need ?
A: Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:
- Tennessee driver license with your photo
- United States Passport
- Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
- Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
- United States Military photo ID
- Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo
College IDs are not accepted.